Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ida: Extreme Mammal

Today the small, preserved fossil of Ida was unveiled at the AMNH. Ida is a lemur-like primate, approximately 9 months old at the time of her death, which occurred 47 million years ago. It's mind-blowing to say the least!


"Bloomberg called the finding an "astonishing breakthrough." The unveiling today coincides not only with the publication of a scientific paper, but also with the release of a new book about the fossil — "The Link," (Little Brown and Company, 2009) — and a documentary also called "The Link" and set to premiere on the History Channel May 25. " via Livescience.com

More information here: www.revealingthelink.com

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